coastal http://wshu.org en Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding http://wshu.org/post/guilford-ct-has-unique-plans-dealing-future-sea-level-rise-and-flooding <p>In the year since Superstorm Sandy and the more than two since Tropical Storm Irene, the focus of many Connecticut shoreline communities has been rebuilding. But one town - Guilford – has a second focus. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/node/144104">The Connecticut Mirror's Jan Ellen Spiegel </a>reports it&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">peers far, far into the future.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:53:47 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 11083 at http://wshu.org Guilford, CT has unique plans for dealing with future sea level rise and flooding Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms http://wshu.org/post/coastal-homeowners-learning-landscaping-could-help-protect-homes-storms <p></p><p>A year after Superstorm Sandy crashed into Connecticut<wbr />'s coastline, homeowners are still rebuilding and replanting. A new project is helping them make better choices about landscaping. A website, developed by Connecticut Sea Grant with the University of Connecticut can now help those owners figure out how best to protect their homes from storms and flooding.&nbsp; It’s called the <a href="http://clear.uconn.edu/crlg/index.html">Coastal Riparian Landscaping Guide of Long Island Sound</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:39:39 +0000 Jan Ellen Spiegel 7461 at http://wshu.org Coastal homeowners learning landscaping could help protect homes from storms Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain http://wshu.org/post/norwalk-conn-debates-building-floodplain <p>The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:24:33 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 2029 at http://wshu.org Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain